Arrival and Dismissal
Information concerning NH State Road Laws:
RSA: 265:54 Overtaking and Passing School Bus
RSA: 265:60 II (a) Basic Rule and Maximum Limit, for School Zones Speed Limits
In the State of New Hampshire, school zones have a reduced speed limit when children are present and/or the warning signs are flashing. The speed in these zones is ten miles-per-hour under the posted speed limit.
The driver of a vehicle upon meeting or overtaking from either direction any school bus, plainly marked with school bus signs or such other distinguishing identification which has stopped for the purpose of receiving or discharging school children, shall stop his or her vehicle before reaching such school bus at least 25 feet away from such school bus. The driver shall not proceed until such school bus resumes motion, or until flashing red lights cease to operate.
- Stay in your car. At morning car drop off parents are reminded that they must stay in their cars. This facilitates a smooth and efficient drop off procedure.
- Passenger side. At car drop off please have your child get out of the car on the passenger side of the car. It is very dangerous for children to get out on the driver’s side.
- Arrive in good time. Rushing to get your child to dash out of the car to reach the classroom before the school bell rings is the recipe for disaster in terms of child safety. Would you rather your child receive a tardy notice or risk an accident?
- Any student arriving after the tardy bell [8:35am] must be signed in to school at the office by the parent/guardian dropping off the student.
- No Idling Zone. Parents are reminded that the drop off bay at the front of the school is designated an “No Idling Zone”. The purpose of the No Idling Zone is to reduce pollution from idling buses and cars that negatively affect a child’s healthy lung growth and development. Children are more vulnerable to the impacts of vehicle pollution than other populations.
Being On Time MattersPosted 8/30/2019
It is important to get our children to school but it is also important to get kids to school on time and ready to learn. The two biggest culprits that get in the way of being on time include oversleeping and morning stress.
- Check and prepare backpacks every night.
- To ease the morning rush, make sure your child gets to bed early enough to get a good night’s sleep. Younger children need 10 to 12 hours of sleep a night. Consider that when setting bedtimes.
- Create evening routines that help your child wind down from the busy day and ease the transition to sleep. Getting to bed early makes a big difference in the morning rush.
- Get a reliable alarm clock. Consider putting an alarm clock in your child's room to help him or her begin to take responsibility for getting up in the morning. If hitting the snooze button makes you oversleep, put the alarm out of arms reach so you have to get out of bed to turn it off.
- Reduce morning stress by planning ahead. Make lunches before going to bed. Decide on and set out clothes at night.
- Some families even set the table for breakfast before going to bed to make things easier in the morning.
- If your child tends to dawdle or needs a long time to wake up, consider moving their wake up time up a bit so they don't have to hit the ground running. Some kids prefer to get to school with a few minutes to spare so they can settle in before the school day starts.
- Experiment with the changes you need to create a positive atmosphere in the morning so you can send your student off to school in a good mood, ready to learn.
Parking and Traffic Flow RemindersPosted 8/30/2019
The safety of our students is our highest priority. Please follow drop off and pick up procedures very carefully to keep all of our children safe. We ask that you do not get out of your car in the morning car Drop Off Lane, this will keep traffic flowing at a busy time of the day.
Kindergarten afternoon drop off. Parents are reminded to not park in the bus drop off area.